Bay of Islands Radio is a registered non-profit community radio station broadcasting from beautiful Corner Brook, NL, currently located at 40 Brook Street. The station is operated entirely by volunteers.
BOIR has been around in some form or another since 2009, broadcasting to the world strictly through the internet. Its origins tie to the East Coast Music Awards, where a temporary FM radio station was setup to provide coverage of the event. From 2010 to January 2015 the station operated out of a small DJ booth inside the Grenfell Campus Student Union. With limited space to work with, the station required a new home to further expand. In late January 2015, the station began streaming music from its new location of 40 Brook Street, and in April, was back to producing programming for the community. This was a huge milestone for the station.
In February 2016, Bay of Islands Radio submitted an application to the Canadian Radio-television Communications Commission (CRTC) to obtain a license for a low-power community radio undertaking. This license will permit the station to broadcast over the air on the FM broadcast band at a maximum of 50 watts of power, serving most of Corner Brook and sections of the North and South Shore. The license was approved on October 6, 2016. We are currently in the process of fundraising for the necessary equipment for FM broadcasting.
Community radio cannot operate without volunteers. After all, community radio is for the community and also made possible by the community! If you are interested in volunteering on-air or behind the scenes, please visit our VOLUNTEER page to find out how you can join!
Bay of Islands Radio is a member of the National Campus and Community Radio Association.